Top officer of Va. missionary group accused of embezzling $700,000 from group

| April 22, 2010

STERLING, Va.- Loudoun County authorities have arrested an administrator of a non-profit Christian missionary group for allegedly stealing more than $700,000 from the organization.

Eun Tae Lee, 50, surrendered last week and faces one count of embezzlement. Lee is listed in an annual report as the chief administrative officer for Seed International, a Sterling-based missionary company sponsored by the Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Vienna.

A search warrant affidavit from the Loudoun County sheriff's office says Seed members told authorities that Lee had gotten control of the group's bank account and had written cheques to accounts he'd set up in his own name. The affidavit says Lee used the money for a lavish lifestyle, such as renting a second home and buying a Porsche SUV.

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